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MUSIGA’s Bessa Simons denies Ambolley’s visa racketeering claims

The acting president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bessa Simons, has denied an allegation made by veteran highlife musician, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, that MUSIGA executives were involved in visa racketeering.

According to the veteran musician, the union’s office was being used to facilitate visas illegally for people who were not members of the union.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, who was speaking in an interview on Showbiz 927 on 3FM recently, did not mention who exactly was involved in the illegal deals but noted that it was rampant at the union’s office.

Reacting to the allegation, Bessa Simons the acting president of MUSIGA, in an interview with BEATWAVES yesterday, denied the allegation saying none of the national executives were involved in visa deals.

He challenged Ambolley to support his allegation with documentary evidence.

He has also condemned the veteran highlife musician for being an ardent critic of the union’s executives including Obour the union’s immediate past president.

He revealed that Ambolley started finding faults with MUSIGA executives after he lost an election some years back.

He indicated that Ambolley was well known when it came to making unfounded allegations against MUSIGA and its executives. He wondered when Ambolley would put an end to such charges.

He expressed sadness at attempts by certain individuals to destroy MUSIGA and the reputation of its executives with speculations.

He added that Ambolley should rather focus on the projects being undertaken by the union to put Ghana’s music on the world map instead of tarnishing its image.

He furthermore warned the detractors to stop using the media to mislead the public and inciting MUSIGA members against their executives.

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Emmanuel Ghansah, Ghana Music

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